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Ep. 122: 2012-04-08 – Indie Love

iM: Episode #122 features 23 tracks including new music from JAPANDROIDS, PS I LOVE YOU, BANQUET, CHAMPION LOVER, and OLD ENGLISH.


Column: [Listen Queer] THE CLIKS – Black Tie Elevator

iM’s Julia Stead explores the musical career of THE CLIKS’ Lucas Silveria and the band’s new 2013 release.


Skyline: 02 – FACTS

iM catches up with the Vancouver synth-heavy rockers on the roof during their first visit to The Big Smoke.


Featured Artist: PONY GIRL

Get to know iM’s October 2013 Featured Artist ahead of a stacked Toronto bill on October 24th.

Editor Picks:

Tracks: SOME MINOR NOISE – Deadhead

October 1, 2012

Things have been kind of quiet on the SOME MINOR NOISE front as of late – the Toronto electro noise-pop duo’s last real online commentary was regarding a gig during Pride celebrations earlier in the summer – though they broke the silence in late August with a quick comment hinting at some sort of new track offering.

That hint came to fruition last week with SMN vocalist Jane Void and producer Wayne Doe dropping Deadhead, the sole accompanying comment being “new song. welcome.”

Deadhead maintains their MIDI-80s video game -inspired melodies, though a much more laid back feel is persistent throughout this number compared to their earlier higher energy tracks.

Their YouTube commentary also includes a reference to “two hearts [beating] until one breaks”: whether that’s entirely a direct reference to the lyrics of Deadhead (Grateful Dead fans?) or their prescient assessment of your state-of-being after you hear the track is uncertain; we’ll leave that determination up to you.

For the inquisitive of you out there, that photo of Ms. Jane Void is by Toronto-based Andrija Dimitriejvic.

About The Author
Ryan Stephenson Price is the co-host/producer of THE iNDiE MACHiNE; music video/commercial/feature director, photographer, designer, and journalist through his self-run STRATASFEAR PRODUCTIONS. A classically-trained & self-taught musician, Ryan is eagerly anticipating the debut of his sci-fi rock project TRIDIA which he claims will finally see the light of day in 2013 - he has been saying this every year since 2004.
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